Prelude to Hanami 2017

Prelude to Hanami 2017

It’s been colder than usual, for longer than usual this year. That means that Hanami is a tad delayed. That’s fine though since I still have some photos from last year’s Sakura season to tide us over until the skies are thick with pink petals and the...
Out From the Shadows

Out From the Shadows

Hooooooly smokes, y’all. First post in eight months, that was a rather substantial lapse in activity here, eh? So where the hell have I been and what the hell have I been up to? First things first, ’cause I tend to ramble. Before I lose you in...
Revisiting Tokyo: 18 Years Later

Revisiting Tokyo: 18 Years Later

  TOKYO: 18 YEARS LATER 1997~2015 By no means am I “old,” though I am without question getting older. Subtle heralds of this fact make their unwelcome presence known from time to time. Things such as not being able to drink all night and be completely hangover...
Rinnou-Ji Temple

Rinnou-Ji Temple

On one of Sendai’s many hillsides, there’s a very pleasant temple by the name of Rinno-ji. Mary and I wandered up there last autumn and loved the quiet stroll up the bamboo-lined steps as well as the gardens on the temple grounds.   Straight off the...

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